One banjo-playing man asks "What the frack?" and road trips across America to find the answer...
Gasland is going a long way in spreading public awareness about gas drilling and the risks it poses on human and environmental health. Nationwide response to the film has been overwhelmingly positive. The Oil and Gas Industry’s response: not so enthusiastic.
“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part vérité travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”
Following the film there will hopefully be a question and answer session with a related charity.
Deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Alberta, Canada, where the vast and toxic Tar Sands deposit supplies the U.S. with the majority of its oil.
Through the eyes of scientists, big oil officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists, and aboriginal citizens directly impacted by the largest industrial project on the planet today, the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to see the emotional and irreversible toll this black gold rush fuelled by America s addiction to oil is taking on our planet.
Vanishing of the Bees
Imagine half a million adults skipping town and leaving their children behind...
Vanishing of the Bees explores the mysterious collapse of the bee population across the planet and its greater meaning about mankind’s relationship with the natural world. In addition to studying our reliance on the honeybee as the cornerstone of modern agriculture, the documentary celebrates the ancient relationship between humans and bees.
Having filmed throughout the US, Europe and Australia for more than two years, the documentary provides unparalled insight into the tragedy mounting as these crucial pollinators continue to disappear mysteriously and en masse.
Conflicting opinions and heated controversy abounds surrounding the cause behind the phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. The film examines this issue with the help of scientists, beekeepers and policymakers, providing the audience with a comprehensive look at a complex and vital story that merits more than a sound bite.
For thousands of years bees have served as symbols of unity, industriousness and what it means to work for the greater good. In keeping with this historic connection, the aim of the film is to provide tangible solutions and inspire audiences to make the changes we want to see in our world for the good of mankind, honeybees and all life on Earth.
Following the film there will be a question and answer session with a representative from Friends of the Earth.
Anne Aitken is having a reading of “Mixed Doubles” from 8pm on Monday 4th March 2013 at The Little Theatre.
If you're interested in taking part then please come along.
The Nairn Drama Club is presenting "Calendar Girls" later this year at The Little Theatre, King Street, Nairn.
“A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference - no more photos of Wharfedale bridges or Norman churches for them. Overcoming their initial reserve, the friends drop their dressing gowns, their modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and flower arrangements.
Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, they spark a global phenomenon. But as media interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves exposed in ways they’d never expected, revealing more than they’d ever planned. A very English story with a very English heart, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.
Adapted by Tim Firth from the Miramax film of the same name, it is based on an uplifting and very inspiring true story.” - www.timfirth.com/cal_girls_stage.html
Nairn Drama Club in association with The Pen and I present “Blethers from a Bench”
A performance by members of Nairn Drama Club of written pieces from The Pen and I Nairn creative writers' group in The Little Theatre on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd March at 7:30pm